MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell essentially took the words right out of my mouth when it comes to the NRA, and the neanderthal leadership of Wayne LaPierre. It rankled the right wing so much that the loony bins spin machine masters Newsbusters had a fit, documented below:
Newsbusters: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has joined the list of his colleagues deciding to disgustingly politicize the tragic Colorado shooting. On Tuesday night, O’Donnell felt the need to attack Wayne LaPierre of the NRA and Republican Senator Ron Johnson (Wis.) for their support of the Second Amendment.
O'Donnell started off his "Rewrite" segment claiming LaPierre was a "blood-drenched lobbyist" who is a "defender of mass murderers’ right to use hundred-round ammo clips." O’Donnell appeared shocked that Sen. Johnson believes a mass-murderer like James Holmes would still seek to obtain high-powered weapons regardless of stricter gun-control laws. O’Donnell tries comparing the risk of losing one’s freedoms to having to remove one’s shoes when going through TSA screening at the airport … Of course a commercial airplane is and should be a weapon-free zone.
Oh, of course, not movie theaters though.
O’Donnell took his disgusting rant to a new low, attributing a fiendish, bloodthirsty motive to gun rights advocates: “Wayne LaPierre wants you to be stuck in your theater seats, while the mass murderer fires another 90 bullets at you. Wayne LaPierre thinks people like me who don't think anyone should be able to buy hundred-round magazines are more dangerous than people who empty hundred-round magazines in crowded movie theaters.”
Really? Is that kind of like how Republicans, according to Ed Schultz, like it when women get cancer and die?
O'Donnell: “[LaPierre] scares them into actually thinking and believing that someone is coming to take their freedom away. He needs them to believe that. So he can continue to siphon $1 million off their dues money every year to stuff into his blood-drenched pockets.”
O'Donnell is entitled to his views on gun control policy, but his over-the-top, offensive comments should be a disgrace to MSNBC executives and make O'Donnell's colleagues embarrassed to be assocaited with him.